The management of Kaduna State College of Education (CoE) Gidan Waya has ordered the closure of the institution with immediate effect following violent protest by students over alleged shift in examination date and planned increase in fees.
A statement issued yesterday by the acting head of Information/Public Relations of the college, Danladi Aduwu, said the school would remain closed till further notice and until normalcy can be guaranteed.
According to the statement, the decision to shut down the school was to ensure protection of lives and property while urging all students to vacate the college premises with immediate effect.
It was gathered however that the students were not happy over plans to postpone their semester examination scheduled to begin on November 31.
“The protest was led by 300 level students who felt the planned shift in exams date was not favourable to some of them.
“We also heard rumours about plans to increase tuition fees and this aggravated the already frustrated students,” a student who pleaded anonymity disclosed.
The student also informed that although no life was lost or anyone injured during the rampage, school facilities including windows and furniture of part of the Administrative Block and Staff Quarters were damaged.
Meanwhile, security operatives were said to have been deployed to the school to restore peace and prevent further breakdown of law and order.
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